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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) Tours and Tickets

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The heart of Rome's Vatican City is St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), the grand space that provides a magnificent approach to St. Peter's Basilica. Designed by Bernini in the 17th century, Piazza San Pietro is lined by semicircular colonnades four columns deep on either side that seem to reach out and enfold visitors in an embrace.

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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt

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Visit St Peter’s Basilica, climb its dome, and see the papal crypt on this all-access tour. Starting early, you’ll see St. Peter’s Square without the large daytime crowds, then head to the top of the dome for panoramic vistas over the capital. Tour the basilica to admire Michelangelo’s ‘La Pietà’ among other highlights, then finish with a visit to the papal crypt — a site normally missed by other tour groups. Numbers are limited to 20 for a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group
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Tour of St Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb and Grottoes in a Small Group

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Enjoy a rare bird’s-eye view over Rome with this tour of St. Peter’s Basilica that includes a climb to the top of its dome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and church with an art historian guide to marvel at its Renaissance art and architecture. Then head underground to see the grottoes and St. Peter's tomb before climbing the dome to admire the church interiors and the surrounding city from above.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$48.01
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Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

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Attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. Tickets may be free but they are extremely hard to come by, so booking in advance is essential. By booking ahead, you're ensuring you won't waste any time trying to get tickets while you're on vacation in the Eternal City. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.92
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Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

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Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line at the Vatican Museums. You save hours waiting by booking a group tour, and get engaging commentary from your guide as you explore. Admission is included to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica; follow your guide on a carefully-crafted itinerary to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

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Discover the Vatican on a group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo and finish your tour visiting St. Peter's Basilica. Choose from several departures, or upgrade to a small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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Begin your Vatican experience a little differently with a climb up the dome of St. Peter's Basilica with a guide. After getting sweeping views of Vatican City and Rome beyond, proceed inside for a guided tour of the church itself, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. This half-day tour takes place in the morning, before much of the crowds arrive at the Vatican.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Skip-the-Line Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's | Small Group

Skip-the-Line Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's | Small Group

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Save time in the smallest country in the world with priority access tickets to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This hassle-free tour take you to some of the Vatican's must-see sights. Rather than get lost in the enormous churches and museums, your guide picks the best sights for you to see.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Original St. Peter's Dome Climb, Basilica & Vatacombs

The Original St. Peter's Dome Climb, Basilica & Vatacombs

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Combine several of Rome's most-visited highlights—climbing St. Peter's Dome and the interior of the Basilica  on a single tour with a guide. You'll also get the rare chance to visit the the papal crypts and the vatacombs, stops that aren't typically included on standard tours. This tour includes a lot of stairs, and although there are plenty of rest breaks, it is best for those in decent physical shape. As you explore the sites, you'll learn about the Vatican's history and religious significance.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

The Treasures of Rome

The Treasures of Rome

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Get more bang for your buck by booking this guided tour of Rome's greatest hits—from fountain-studded Piazza Navona to the intimate Campo de' Fiori to the winding lanes of the Centro Storico. By foot and private coach, the tour is a great way to see the best of the Eternal City. Or upgrade to a full-day tour (with or without lunch) to see even more: the sites of Imperial Rome and even the Church of St. Peter in Chains with its magnificent Michelangelo sculptures. Then finish the day with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Vespa Sidecar Tour in Rome with Cappuccino

Vespa Sidecar Tour in Rome with Cappuccino

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Skip the crowded coach tours and discover the highlights of the Eternal City from a Vespa sidecar. Each motorcycle and sidecar fits two people (plus driver), so you can settle back with a friend or loved one as you cruise by attractions from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Tours include live narration via convenient headphones for crucial context on each site, plus a traditional Roman breakfast of cappuccino and cornetto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.95
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Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast

Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast

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The Vatican Museums attract millions of visitors every year and have the crowds and lines to match. On this tour, avoid the crowds by visiting the Sistine Chapel before they arrive, and take a carefully-crafted tour of the rest of the museums. Since you get an early start, breakfast at the tour operator’s office is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

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Dive into the Rome of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel on this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour. Inspired by the book, the tour takes you on a journey through the Eternal City as you search for messages from the secret society known as the Illuminati. Along the way, admire Rome’s beautiful art and attractions like St Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, and Castel Sant’Angelo. This walking tour is limited to 25 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.84
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Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City

Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City

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Make your visit to Vatican City truly unforgettable with this once-in-a-lifetime papal audience ticket. Join Pope Francis either outdoors in in St Peter's Square or in the nearby Nervi Hall, depending on the weather, during his papal audience in Vatican City.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel And Saint Peter's Basilica Semi-private Tour

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Maximize time during a visit to the Vatican Museums with a semi-private tour complete with skip-the-line access. Join a guide for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with a group of 8 people maximum. Learn about Renaissance art and see masterpieces by artists including Raphael and Botticelli.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Papal Audience & St. Peter's Square with Entry Ticket & Guide

Papal Audience & St. Peter's Square with Entry Ticket & Guide

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Enjoy a rare opportunity to attend the Papal Audience in Vatican City and hear Pope Francis deliver his weekly address to the people. This morning tour includes guided walk to St Peter’s Square, where you’ll enjoy the Papal Audience against a backdrop of St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, and have chance to say a prayer with the Pope.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome

Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome

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Tick off two of Rome’s historic gems on this 3-hour walking tour of Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square. Marvel over the ancient fortress, take in the views from Ponte Sant’ Angelo and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. Then, stroll over to nearby St. Peter's Square and admire the magnificent monuments of Vatican City, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.This small-group tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Vatican Night Tour - Rome

Vatican Night Tour - Rome

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See a different side of Rome and Vatican City when you embark on this evening walking tour. Meet your guide once the sun has set, and begin in the heart of Rome. You’ll see many of the Eternal City’s most recognizable landmarks lit up after dark, from the Spanish Steps and Ara Pacis to the Castel Sant'Angelo. Then, continue into Vatican City—one of the world’s smallest countries—to continue exploring.
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  • 2 hours
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Rome City Bike Tour in Small Groups

Rome City Bike Tour in Small Groups

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Discover the highlights of Rome as you ride through millennia of history on a roughly 3.5-hour bike led by a knowledgeable guide. Pedal to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, and check out the intricate Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo and Spanish Steps. Learn about the architecture of Piazza Navona and hear informative commentary from your guide at each stop. Your small-group tour is limited to eight participants and proceeds at a leisurely pace with plenty of time for photo ops, providing a fun sightseeing tour of the Eternal City.
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  • 3 hours
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2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb
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2 in 1 Vatican Ticket & St. Peter's Dome Climb

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Visit the Vatican Museums during your time in Rome with priority access by booking this skip-the-line ticket. Choose your preferred time when booking, and then explore the museums independently on a self-guided tour to see the priceless artwork, including the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
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  • 4 hours
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Priority Access Tickets to Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums: Self guided visit
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Priority Access Tickets to Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums: Self guided visit

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Avoid the inevitable queues and jump straight into the action. The Vatican Museums are filled wall to wall with some of the world’s greatest art history treasures, so it’s no surprise that you’d want to make the most out of your visit. Join us at our hosting lounge and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink, located just a few minutes’ walk from the museums entrance. Tickets in hand, enjoy an escorted entrance into the museums before fully exploring the 7km of galleries that make up the museums at your own pace. From illuminated frescos to impeccably well-preserved sculptures, the Vatican Museums offers a 360- degree view into the history of humanity with art works dating from the Gregorian, Egyptian era all the way through to modern day. Explore the galleries as you make your way to the crowning Jewel of the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo's the Sistine Chapel.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Vatican, Sistine & St. Peter's Basilica Skip The Line & Small Group

Vatican, Sistine & St. Peter's Basilica Skip The Line & Small Group

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Discover the priceless treasures in the Vatican’s art collection—and visit Vatican City's most important landmarks—on this introductory tour. Upon arrival, skip the long lines and head right inside the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel, venture to the Tapestries Gallery and other museum highlights, and then transfer to neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica. Headsets are included so you can hear your guide’s commentary clearly as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
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Angels & Demons of Rome: The Illuminati Hunt Exploration Game

Angels & Demons of Rome: The Illuminati Hunt Exploration Game

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Follow in the steps of character Robert Langdon in "Angels and Demons" on this downloadable quest. Walk around Rome, solving games and clues to unlock the next destination, revealed on your smartphone. You and your group can immerse yourself in Langdon's story as well as the history of Rome, moving at your own pace and taking as long as you like.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Delivery of access tickets for Papal audience in Saint Peter's Square

Delivery of access tickets for Papal audience in Saint Peter's Square

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To avoid any expectations at the ticket offices to collect your invitations we offer our delivery service, this will allow you to go directly to the hearing. Your request for the invitation will be inter alia facilitated and supported until delivery, knowing that the invitations, without passing through us are deviolated only in case of availability. It is essential to obtain free tickets to attend. When the Pope is present in Rome, he holds Wednesdays at 10:30 papal hearings in St. Peter's Square. In case of bad weather, they take place in the hall Paul XI, a hall located between the Italian territory and the Vatican State, accommodating up to 12,000 people. This tradition dates back to Pope Pius XI who initiated it in 1925. Pope both authoritarian and praised for his great kindness.
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  • 2 hours
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Vespa Selfdrive Tour in Rome (EXPERIENCE DRIVING A SCOOTER IS A MUST)

Vespa Selfdrive Tour in Rome (EXPERIENCE DRIVING A SCOOTER IS A MUST)

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Zip past the city traffic and cover more ground with this self-drive tour on board an iconic Vespa scooter. Strap on your helmet and hop on board your Vespa to follow your guide through the streets of Rome and past top sights like the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Square, and the Pantheon, plus buzz up to the top of the Janiculum Hill for a sweeping view over the Roman rooftops.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) 2023?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) costs USD 27.99. Guided St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) tours start around USD 27.99 per person.